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SwiftKey adds incognito mode for secret texting

SwiftKey has finally added incognito mode to its public app, allowing you to write whatever you need to without the keyboard learning what you type.

Published onNovember 12, 2016


Just as with children, there are occasionally words you’d rather your keyboard didn’t learn from you. If this sounds like something that keeps you awake at night, then you’ll be elated to hear that the latest SwiftKey update has taken the incognito feature out of beta and into the public release.

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Incognito mode is accessed via the hamburger menu at the top left of the keyboard. Simply activate it and SwiftKey will temporarily pay no mind to the cussing, x-rated words or other gutter talk you throw at it. I’m sure it’s really designed to avoid having the name of a secret gift show up in the predictive bar when your girlfriend borrows your phone, but yeah, we’re all adults here.


The feature arrives as part of the latest update available in Google Play right now. The update also delivers a few new keyboard layouts for you international types, including QWERTZ for Swiss French as well new extended layouts for Swiss German and Swiss Italian.

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